|The Old Man in the Corner - Baroness Emmuska Orczy|
Librivox recording of The Old Man in the Corner by Baroness Orczy. Read by J. M. Smallheer. Created by Baroness Orczy, author of the famous Scarlet Pimpernel series, The Old Man in the Corner was one of the earliest armchair detectives, popping up with so many others in the wake of the huge popularity of the Sherlock Holmes stories. The Old Man relies mostly upon sensationalistic "penny dreadful" newspaper accounts, with the occasional courtroom visit for extra laughs...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; mystery; London; The Old Man in the Corner; Baroness Orczy
Downloads: 52,782 (1 review)
|Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders - Victor Appleton|
Librivox recording of Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders, by Victor Appleton. Read by Kevin McAsh Tom Swift is the young protagonist in a series of juvenile adventure novels which began in the early twentieth century and continue to the present. Tom Swift is a genius inventor whose breakthroughs in technology (especially transport technology) drive the plots of the novels, placing them in a genre sometimes called “invention fiction” or “Edisonade”...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; adventure; Tom Swift; Maya; Honduras; Central America
Downloads: 38,220 (1 review)
|Tom Swift and His Aerial Warship, or, the Naval Terror of the Seas - Victor Appleton|
Tom Swift is an inventor, and these are his adventures. The locale is the little town of Shopton in upstate New York, near Lake Carlopa. While some of Tom's inventions are not well-founded in a scientific sense, others elaborated developments in the news and in popular magazines aimed at young science and invention enthusiasts. Presenting themselves as a forecast of future possibilities, they now and then hit close to the mark...
Keywords: childrens; fiction; adventure; appleton; librivox
Downloads: 46,917 (1 review)
|Tom Swift and His War Tank - Victor Appleton|
LibriVox recording of Tom Swift and His War Tank, by Victor Appleton. Read by Mark F. Smith Tom Swift, that prolific youthful inventor, is engaged in trying to help the Allies win WWI. After reading newspaper accounts of the British tanks, Tom takes a sheet of paper and sets out to design a better one from scratch. And fortunately, he can throw the whole family business behind his venture. He has two problems: First, his friends and acquaintances are questioning his patriotism because he hasn't ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; children; fiction; WWI; appleton
Downloads: 14,643 (1 review)
|The Red House Mystery - A. A. Milne|
Librivox recording of The Red House Mystery by A. A. Milne. Read by Kristin Hughes Antony Gillingham arrives at the Red House moments after a gunshot is heard. The room is locked, the murderer has disappeared and, in Antony's opinion, the police are going about it the wrong way. Antony, who was looking for a new profession anyway, decides to solve the murder himself, with a little help from his friend Bill...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; mystery; Milne
Downloads: 130,167 (3 reviews)
|The Return of Tarzan - Edgar Rice Burroughs|
LibriVox recording of The Return of Tarzan, by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Read by Ralph Snelson. The novel picks up where Tarzan of the Apes left off. The ape man, feeling rootless in the wake of his noble sacrifice of his prospects of wedding Jane Porter, leaves America for Europe to visit his friend Paul d'Arnot. On the ship he becomes embroiled in the affairs of Countess Olga de Coude, her husband, Count Raoul de Coude, and two shady characters attempting to prey on them, Nikolas Rokoff and his he...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fiction; adventure
Downloads: 94,786 (2 reviews)
|The Cinema Murder - E. Phillips Oppenheim|
LibriVox recording of The Cinema Murder, by E. Phillips Oppenheim. Phillip Romilly is a poor art teacher in London. He finds out that his wealthy cousin Douglas has been seeing his girl friend Beatrice behind his back. He strangles Douglas, throws him in the canal, and assumes his identity. Douglas had booked passage to America for the next day, so after a pleasant sea voyage Phillip arrives at the Waldorf Hotel in New York as Douglas Romilly...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; mystery; cinema; murder; identity
Downloads: 46,067 (2 reviews)
|Son of Tarzan - Edgar Rice Burroughs|
LibriVox recording of Son of Tarazan, by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Read by Ralph Snelson. This is the fourth of Burrough's Tarzan novels. Alexis Paulvitch, a henchman of Tarzan's now-deceased enemy, Nikolas Rokoff, survived his encounter with Tarzan in the third novel and wants to even the score. (adapted from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this rec...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; science fiction; adventure; edgar rice burroughs; tarzan
Downloads: 60,000 (3 reviews)
|The Chestermarke Instinct - J. S. Fletcher|
Librivox recording of The Chestermarke Instinct by J. S. Fletcher. Read by MaryAnn. Bank manager John Hornbury is missing, as are securities and jewels from the bank’s vault. Gabriel Chestermarke and his nephew Joseph have unaccountably refused to call in the police to investigate the theft from their bank. When Betty Fosdyke shows up to visit her Uncle John, she finds it past belief that he would simply disappear – let alone that he would commit larceny...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; fiction; mystery
Downloads: 14,264 (3 reviews)
|The Mystery of a Hansom Cab - Fergus Hume|
“The following report appeared in the Argus newspaper of Saturday, the 28th July, 18-- “Truth is said to be stranger than fiction, and certainly the extraordinary murder which took place in Melbourne on Thursday night, or rather Friday morning, goes a long way towards verifying this saying. A crime has been committed by an unknown assassin, within a short distance of the principal streets of this great city, and is surrounded by an inpenetrable mystery...
Keywords: librivox; mystery; murder; fiction
Downloads: 23,960 (3 reviews)
|The Adventures of Jimmie Dale - Frank L. Packard|
Librivox recording of The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard. Read by Maire Rhode, Lars Rolander, Roger Melin, Julia Albath, Wyatt, webround, & Jacob Cherry. Frank Lucius Packard (February 2, 1877 – February 17, 1942) was a Canadian novelist born in Montreal, Quebec. He worked as a civil engineer on the Canadian Pacific Railway. He later wrote a series of mystery novels, the most famous of which featured a character called Jimmie Dale...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; mystery; crimefighter; The Grey Seal
Downloads: 55,196 (2 reviews)
|The Bat - Mary Roberts Rinehart|
LibriVox recording of The Bat by Mary Roberts Reinhart. Read by Alan Winterrowd. The novelization of the play of the same name that had an initial run of 867 shows on Broadway and has been performed all over the world and been made into three movies over a span from 1926 to 1959. An intricate mystery, with a wide cast of characters. (Summary by Alan Winterrowd) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; mystery
Downloads: 28,366 (2 reviews)
|The Eye of Osiris, Pt 01 - R. Austin Freeman|
Dr Thorndyke returns in this classic Edwardian mystery novel of forensics, both the medical and the law kind. How did the rich Egyptologist disappear off the face of the earth, and when? Who inherits his money? (Published in the US as The Vanishing Man. Boring title, eh?) Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6
Keywords: Audiobook - Fiction; Mystery
Downloads: 7,103 (2 reviews)
|32 Caliber - Donald McGibney|
LibriVox recording of 32 Caliber, by Donald McGibney. Read by Dawn Larsen A suspicious accident reveals itself to be a murder! Our story is narrated by a lawyer who turns detective in order to uncover the real murderer, and leads us on a chase through Bolshevik headquarters, country clubs, and a dry creek bed, before the real clues come to light. Up-in-the-air excitement! (Summary by Brenda Price) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
Keywords: Librivox; Audiobooks; Mystery; Crime
Downloads: 91,027 (3 reviews)
|The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu - Sax Rohmer|
LibriVox recording of he Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu, by Sax Rohmer. Read by Elaine Tweddle. Burmese Commisioner Nayland Smith and his faithful friend Dr Petrie continue their fight against the evil genius of Dr Fu-Manchu when they seek to save the good doctor's lost love and protect the British Empire from disaster when their malignant enemy returns to England. (Summary by Elaine Tweddle) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other forma...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure; mystery
Downloads: 22,933 (3 reviews)
|The Clue of the Twisted Candle - Edgar Wallace|
Librivox recording of The Clue of the Twisted Candle, by Edgar Wallace. Well-known mystery writer John Lexman is charged with murder and sent to Broadmoor Prison. His friend T.X., head of a special branch of Scotland Yard, tries to prove his innocence. (Summary by Gesine) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Downloads: 76,119 (4 reviews)
|The Secret Passage - Fergus Hume|
Librivox recording of The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. Excellent murder mystery. On September 9, 1905, the NY Times Saturday Review of Books described this book as follows: "That painstakingly ingenious person, Fergus Hume, has devised another of his hide-and-seek, jack-o'-lantern murder mysteries. It begins with a queer and rich old woman found stabbed to death in her chair and not a clue to the murderer...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; mystery; murder
Downloads: 43,211 (5 reviews)
|The Middle of Things - J.S. Fletcher|
LibriVox recording of The Middle of Things, by J.S. Fletcher. Read by Kehinde. A habitual late night stroll down Markendale Square plunges Viner into the middle of things most mysterious and most perplexing. A murder, an imposter, secret papers, all combine to mystify even the police themselves. Is Hyde as innocent of the crime as he claims? What is the clue of the veiled woman and the diamond ring? Things are not what they seem to be and how can Viner prove the man’s innocence? (Summary by Ke...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; mystery
Downloads: 63,769 (5 reviews)
|The Grell Mystery - Frank Froest|
LibriVox recording of The Grell Mystery. Reading by Christine Blachford. Mr Robert Grell, millionaire and socialite, is found murdered in his study on a stormy evening. It's up to Heldon Foyle, the detective, to unravel the mystery. (Summary by Christine Blachford) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; mystery
Downloads: 42,055 (4 reviews)
|The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett|
LibriVox recording of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Read by Karen Savage. Orphaned Mary Lennox is sent to live with her uncle in Yorkshire, and finds herself in a house full of secrets and mysteries. (Summary by Karen Savage) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; children; mystery; gardens
Downloads: 405,425 (4 reviews)
|Tarzan of the Apes - Edgar Rice Burroughs|
Librivox recording of Tarzan of the Apes. Tarzan of the Apes is Burroughs’ exciting, if improbable, story of an English lord, left by the death of his stranded parents in the hands of a motherly African ape who raises him as her own. Although he is aware that he is different from the apes of his tribe, who are neither white nor hairless, he nevertheless regards them as his “people.” When older, larger, stronger apes decide that he an undesirable to be killed or expelled from the tribe, it ...
Keywords: Tarzan; apes; jungle; shipwreck; librivox
Downloads: 353,415 (7 reviews)
|Whose Body? - Dorothy L. Sayers|
Librivox recording of Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers. Read by Kara Shallenberg and Kristin Hughes The novel begins with a telephone call to Wimsey from his mother, the Dowager Duchess of Denver, saying that her vicar’s architect has just found a dead body in his bath, wearing nothing but a pair of pince-nez. Whose body is it? Whodunnit? It’s up to Lord Peter to find out. (Summary by Kara and Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; mystery; Sayers; Lord Peter Wimsey
Downloads: 94,887 (9 reviews)
|The Club of Queer Trades - G. K. Chesterton|
Librivox recording of The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton. Read by David Barnes A collection of six wonderfully quirky detective stories, featuring the 'mystic' former judge Basil Grant. Each story reveals a practitioner of an entirely new profession, and member of the Club of Queer Trades. (Summary by David Barnes) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for ...
Keywords: librivox; literature; short stories; detective; mystery
Downloads: 42,309 (6 reviews)